IBNA- Production Manager of the Iranian Shetabtak Company Erfan Mir-Talebireferred to the position of electronic publishing in Iran and said that Iran’s electronic software production is not behind the world.
In an interview with IBNA, Mir-Talebi described the electronic publishing in Iran and said: “Paper book publishers are reluctant to work in the field of electronic publishing. In other words, the trend of this type of publication (electronic) shows a slow growth in the country.”
About the optimum conditions for electronic publication, he said: “The situation of electronic publishing can be assessed favorable if each paper book publisher prints 20 to 30 percent of his books digitally. Many international publishers first release their books in electronic format and then print them on paper.” Publishers doubt about the security of contents in the digital space
Pointing to the obstacles to the growth of digital publishing in the country, Mirtalebi continued: “Talking about favorable situation, we must take the obstacles and concerns of the publishers into account. Publishers are skeptical toward the security of electronic publishing content, and the organizations involved in this area still lack the confidence for this type of production to be designed in a secure software format. Of course, content security is a cultural issue and the audience should learn to respect the right of the publisher and the author.”